Michael Henry Denness. Kent & England 1962-1976

Michael Henry Denness OBE was a Scottish born cricketer who played for Kent, Essex, England and Scotland. He made his debut for Kent in 1962 and played 330 matches for the county between 1962 and 1976 before moving to Essex. In total he scored over 25,000 first class runs with a highest score of 195. He captained Kent between 1972 and 1976 and had major success winning the John Player League three times (1972, 1973, 1976), the Benson & Hedges Cup twice (1973, 1976), and the Gillette Cup in 1974, and captained England in nineteen Tests between 1973/74 and 1975 including the Test tours of 1973/74 to the West Indies and to Australia in 1974/75. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1975 and remains the only England captain to be born in Scotland. Denness later became an ICC match referee. He was president of Kent County Cricket Club in 2012/13. This collection of blazers are being sold by the family

Lot 480:
Lot 480
Hampshire C.C.C. 1960-1973. Three letters relating to Hampshire cricket, two written to John Arlott. Correspondents are Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie, Henry Horton and Desmond Eagar. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Lot 481:
Lot 481
Kent C.C.C. 1956-2005. Ten letters relating to Kent cricket. Correspondents include Mike Denness, Alan Brown, Godfrey Bryan, Alan Igglesden, John Shepherd, Tony Woollett, James Allan etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £95
Lot 482:
Lot 482 Lot 482
Colin Cowdrey and Brian Luckhurst. Kent C.C.C. Two letters from Colin Cowdrey and one on his behalf signed by his wife Penny, regarding a book signing. Also three letters signed by Luckhurst, one relating to his Benefit in 1973. Qty 6. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £85
Lot 483:
Lot 483
Leslie Ethelbert George Ames. Kent & England 1926-1951. Three letters on Kent C.C.C. letterhead each nicely signed in ink by Ames in his capacity as Secretary/ Manager. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £10

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